Marco Maciel

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Marco Maciel
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Vice President of Brazil
In office
1 January 1995 31 December 2002
President Fernando Henrique Cardoso
Preceded by Itamar Franco
Succeeded by José Alencar
Other political positions
Senator for Pernambuco
In office
1 February 2003 1 February 2011
In office
1 February 1983 1 January 1995
Chief of Staff of the Presidency
In office
14 February 1986 30 April 1987
President José Sarney
Preceded byJosé Hugo Castelo Branco
Succeeded byRonaldo Costa Couto
Minister of Education
In office
15 March 1985 14 February 1986
President José Sarney
Preceded by Esther de Figueiredo Ferraz
Succeeded by Jorge Bornhausen
Governor of Pernambuco
In office
15 March 1979 15 May 1982
Vice GovernorRoberto Magalhães
Preceded byMoura Cavalcanti
Succeeded byJosé Muniz Ramos
President of the Chamber of Deputies
In office
28 February 1977 2 February 1979
Preceded byCélio Borja
Succeeded byFlávio Marcílio
Federal Deputy from Pernambuco
In office
1 February 1971 1 February 1979
State Deputy of Pernambuco
In office
1 February 1967 1 February 1971
Personal details
Marco Antônio de Oliveira Maciel

(1940-07-21)21 July 1940
Recife, Brazil
Died12 June 2021(2021-06-12) (aged 80) [1]
Brasília, Brazil
Political party
  • ARENA (1966–79)
  • PDS (1980–84)
  • PFL (1985–2007)
  • DEM (2007–2021)
Anna Maria Ferreira
(m. 1966)
MotherCarmen Sílvia Cavalcanti de Oliveira
FatherJosé do Rego Maciel
ProfessionLawyer, professor
Signature (Marco Maciel) Presidente da Camara dos Deputados do Brasil.jpg

Marco Antônio de Oliveira Maciel (21 July 1940 – 12 June 2021) [3] was a Brazilian politician, lawyer, and law school professor who served as the 22nd vice president of Brazil from 1 January 1995 to 31 December 2002, twice elected [4] on the same ticket as President Fernando Henrique Cardoso in the 1994 and 1998 general elections. He was a founder of the conservative PFL party.


Prior to his vice presidency, he was the President of the Chamber of Deputies (1977–1979), [5] Governor of Pernambuco (1979–1982), Minister of Education (1985–1986) and Chief of President Sarney's cabinet (1986–1987). Maciel returned to the senate following his vice presidency, until he was defeated in 2010.

Maciel was elected to the 39th Chair of the Brazilian Academy of Letters (ABL) in 2003. [6]

Personal life

Marco Maciel was married to Ana Maria Maciel and had three sons. He was also a practising Roman Catholic. [7]

He passed away on 12 June 2021 from multiple organ failure, due to post COVID-19 complications. [8]

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  1. "Morre Marco Maciel, ex-vice-presidente da República, aos 80 anos". G1 (in Portuguese). 12 June 2021. Retrieved 18 June 2021.
  2. "Esposa de Marco Maciel comanda "rede de cuidado"" (in Portuguese). NE10. 26 June 2016. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
  3. Aos 80 anos, morre o ex-vice-presidente Marco Maciel (in Portuguese)
  4. "Brazil's new Embraer 70-seat jet rivals small Boeing, Airbus planes". Waterloo Region Record . 30 October 2001. p. C8. Retrieved 8 March 2011.
  5. "Presidentes da Câmara dos Deputados". Portal da Câmara dos Deputados.
  6. Tinoco, Bianca (10 December 2003). "Marco Maciel é eleito imortal" (in Portuguese). Academia Brasileira de Letras. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
  7. Carneiro, Cláudia. "O discreto poder de Marco Macial" (in Portuguese). Terra. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
  8. Aos 80 anos, morre o ex-vice-presidente Marco Maciel (in Portuguese)
Honorary titles
Preceded by
Roberto Marinho
9th Academic of the 39th chair of the
Brazilian Academy of Letters

10 November 2003 – 12 June 2021
Political offices
Preceded by
Célio Borja
President of the Chamber of Deputies
Succeeded by
Flávio Marcílio
Preceded by
Moura Cavalcanti
Governor of Pernambuco
Succeeded by
José Muniz Ramos
Preceded by
Esther de Figueiredo Ferraz
Minister of Education
Succeeded by
Jorge Bornhausen
Preceded by
José Hugo Castelo Branco
Chief of Staff of the Presidency
Succeeded by
Ronaldo Costa Couto
Title last held by
Itamar Franco
Vice President of Brazil
Succeeded by
José Alencar